Join us for an evening with The Legal Genealogist, Judy Russell, as she examines how Federal and State legal records can aid in the search for our ancestors. The evening begins with, “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others” – The Private Laws of the Federal and State Government, which discusses how many early and federal state laws were private laws written specifically for the benefit of individuals or families. These records can be a great find for genealogists. After a short break and some light refreshments, Ms. Russell will dive into the more seedy parts of family history with Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep. This lecture will show you how to sort through legal and other records and understand how to find and unmask those ne’er-do-wells in everyone’s family!
Schedule of the Evening:
- 5:00 - 6:00: “An Act for the Relief of Gregory Thomas and Others” – The Private Laws of the Federal and State Government
- 6:00 - 7:00: Break and light refreshments
- 7:00 - 8:00: Rogues, Rascals and Rapscallions: The Family Black Sheep
Speaker's Bio: The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell is a genealogist with a law degree who writes and lectures on topics ranging from using court records to understanding DNA tests. On the faculty of IGHR, GRIP and SLIG, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, from which she holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Lecturer.